Carrie Finkelstein

  • Manager, Strategic Projects

Carrie began her work in CGR as a graduate student worker in 2018.

Now, as the Manager of Strategic Projects in the Office of Community and Governmental Relations at the University of Pittsburgh, she focuses on K-12 initiatives. In this role, she manages the PittEnrich program, which provides tutoring for 1st-4th graders in the Homewood Community through Pitt’s Community Engagement Center. Carrie also supports faculty and staff volunteerism as part of Pitt’s Pandemic Service Initiative.

She is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, where she received her Master of Social Work, and graduated on the Dean’s List. Her field placements both focused on educational initiatives within communities, as she worked at the Justice Scholars Program, which brings college classes to high schoolers, and served as an Expect Respect Fellow, which allowed her to work with middle schoolers to build healthy relationship behaviors.

Prior to moving to Pittsburgh to pursue her masters in 2018, she served as the Program Manager for the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading, which is a collective impact campaign that focuses on improving literacy rates for children 0-8 in Baltimore City Public Schools. In this position, she led family and community engagement initiatives.  

Carrie has served as an AmeriCorps Vista and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Goucher College.